Jan 01, 1959St. James, Springfield St. James, Springfield Leave a Comment / By Rachael Orth / January 1, 1959 St. James was organized in 1959 and admitted in 1963. Return to the diocesan timeline. Related 'St. James, Springfield' Topics Timeline of The Diocese of West Missouri Tagged Founding of a church | St. James' - Springfield Click or tap on a topic or tag to see similar posts.